Ex Libris Aby Warburg: Magic and Science

This collection features books covering the subjects of Magic and Science from the personal library of the Hamburg art historian and scholar Aby Warburg (1866-1929). These books formed the basis of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg, which was officially opened in 1926 and emigrated to London in 1933-1934.

As suggested by the name of the Library named after him, Warburg had wide-ranging interests in Kulturwissenschaft, a term difficult to translate, but usually rendered as ‘cultural studies’, understood in its widest, anthropological sense. It is well-illustrated here by his collection on Magic and Science (classmark F). Together with Philosophy (A) and Religion (B, G), it makes up the broader category of ‘Orientation’, which deals with man’s attempts to make sense of his place in the world.


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Jakob Böhme
Jakob Böhme
von Dr. Paul Deussen., "Schriften von Paul Deussen": p. [51]-[52]. Aby Warburg's copy.
Joachim von Floris und die Apokalyptiker des Mittelalters
Joachim von Floris und die Apokalyptiker des Mittelalters
von J.N. Schneider., Aby Warburg's copy.
Jüdisch-Babylonische Zaubertexte
Jüdisch-Babylonische Zaubertexte
hrsg. und erklärt von R. Stübe., Includes bibliographical references.
Kaiseridee des Mittelalters, Die
Kaiseridee des Mittelalters, Die
von Heinrich Weber., Cover title.
Komposition und Entstehungszeit der Oracula sibyllina
Komposition und Entstehungszeit der Oracula sibyllina
von Johannes Geffcken., Aby Warburg's copy.
Laberinti e il loro simbolismo nell'età di mezzo, I
Laberinti e il loro simbolismo nell'età di mezzo, I
[By] E. C.-L., Offprint from: Nuova antologia. Vol. 28. Ser. 3. 1890.
Laminae litteratae des Trierer Amphitheaters, Die
Laminae litteratae des Trierer Amphitheaters, Die
Offprint from: Bonner Jahrbücher. 119. 1910.
Lectiones Sibyllinae
Lectiones Sibyllinae
scr. R. Volkmann., At head of title: 2. programm des Gymnasiums der stadt Pyritz., "Reliqua prope diem dabuntur in Philologo Gottingensi.".
Libellus de sacrificiis et idolatria veterum Borussorum, Liuonum, aliarumque uicinarum gentium
Libellus de sacrificiis et idolatria veterum Borussorum, Liuonum, aliarumque uicinarum gentium
scriptus per Joannem Maeletium = Büchlein über die Opfer und den Götzendienst der alten Preussen, Liven und anderer benachbarten Völkerschaften / geschrieben von Johannes Maletius., Issued in: Mitteilungen der Litterarischen Gesellschaft Wasovia, 8. Heft, 1902. Aby Warburg's copy., Warburg Institute copy has bookplate of Aby Warburg.
Libretto di alchimia inciso su lamine di piombo nel secolo XIV, Un
Libretto di alchimia inciso su lamine di piombo nel secolo XIV, Un
conservato nella biblioteca del fu prof. comm. Scipione Lapi., Aby Warburg's copy

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